“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. … the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.” Cicero, (106-43 BC)
The Liberals, the Progressives and the entire Left including many rank and file Democrats have slowly moved America towards big government.
Many Republicans and some Democrats seem to be conservative meaning favoring less government but they too accept a kind of soft socialism as well as a soft headed kind of big government but maybe not so big.
But government always gets bigger. The Constitution, may it rest in peace until the principles return tried but failed to stop government.
Traitors inside the gates? Of course but government and socialist propaganda have persuaded some to favor their neighbors over themselves. the idea of sacrifice rules in America, put there by stealth over the centauries.
Self-sacrifice is dangerous to survival yet it’s accepted by people who don’t grasp the reality of life itself. More than the Left or the Right, the mystics are ripe for the propaganda. Altruism, Mysticism and Socialism are here. Those three ideas are the traitors that have undone entire civilizations yet they persist. Getting them out is almost impossible but it has to be done.